Whitman Co. - Developmental Services
Early Intervention - Birth to
Children's services are
designed to assist with a child's development by offering support to children.
These services may include specialized therapy and/or educational services to
increase participation in events typically experienced by children without
disabilities. For children age birth to three, these
services are called "Early Intervention Services" or "Birth to Three Services."
Early intervention has
proven to be highly successful in supporting families through challenging times
and in helping children achieve significant strides in their development.
They are designed to identify a delay and provide
services as early as possible. The services utilize the child and family's daily
activities and routines, and often occur in various settings such as the child's
home, day-care, local park or other community settings. Early intervention
services are federally mandated under the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act,
Part C (external).
If your child
has special needs, or you believe that your child may be developmentally
delayed, your child may qualify for services and supports mandated under the
Individuals with Disabilities Act amendments of
1997 (external). This law guarantees certain rights to young
children (ages birth to 5) with special needs.
Current Provider Contact:
Early Learning Services
Gladish Community & Cultural Center
115 NW State St. Suite 105
Pullman, WA 99163